More than 14,000 files lie in limbo in Crown Office in-trays as victims of crime reveal their despair at being forced to wait for answers in court

© Jamie Williamson Sheila McDonald, whose house blew up due to the construction company botching the installation of the gas main says the death of her partner was partly due to the stress of the inquest
Sheila McDonald, whose house blew up due to the construction company botching the installation of the gas main says the death of her partner was partly due to the stress of the inquest

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